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Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
fbi for help in analyzing evidence collected at crime scenes, the d.c. government finally has a crime lab all of its own. a $200 million project more than 10 years in the making. fox 5's paul wagner has been following the story closely for years and joins us with this important update. paul? >> this is a milestone for the district of columbia, which has never had its own crime lab. today mayor vincent gray dedicated the building that will office the department of health and others. >> this is allows us to increase and expand to do forensic analysis to solve crimes is just enormous. >> with oversized scissors, the mayor and other dignitaries cut a piece of crime tape to open the lab. on the site of the first district headquarters. >> they will specify in dna testing, firearms and fingerprints and a public health lab as well. >> reporter: gone are the days when evidence collected from rape victims sat on shelves untested and dna from cold cases went unanalyzed. >> it was a lot of work and advocacy. but can i tell you why i'm here? can i do that? i'm here for the mom -- the moms of
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
looked at the fbi's list. >> reporter: somehow this little piece of art had fallen through the cracks. >> it's been 60 years since the painting was last documented. so there's a lot of research that needs to be done. >> reporter: and investigation on another front. as you've heard, the fbi is now involved in the case and it's being handled out of the washington field office. yes, it's now a federal case. and the people at the potomac company say they had already gotten early bids on this painting and they were coming in from around the world. legal minds we spoke to say there's a principle in law that a thief cannot pass good title. but who stole it back in 1951? it may have been an inside job, according to a police report. >> interesting. >> new twist to it. >>> doug, you're a busy man today. another wet night? >> another wet night for some of us. last night we saw a ton of lightning, severe weather. we even saw some flooding in parts of the region. if you have plans, a lot of us do on this friday evening, it does look like some of you will be on the wet side. across the district, yo
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the biggest fears was a police officer would be shot or an fbi agent and then the people who were protecting the people are getting shot and killed as well. >> and speaking of it from a reporter's perspective, i remember being on the there and thinking this is the perfect opportunity for him to take a shot at us. you were out on several of the scenes, sherry, and you covered the trial. what was that like? what do you remember from that time? >> as far as being scared ourselves, i remember you're in the thick of things and in the middle of it all. you're not thinking about your own danger and safety. and it was not until there were multiple shootings that the station provided us with bulletproof vests to protect us if we felt we needed them. i never put one on but there was a moment there where i thought should i be? and hindsight being 20-20, when you found out how close malvo and mohammad were at a couple of those shooting scenes, write there at hotels when they could have take know a shot at any of us, at any of the police officers as paul mentioned, that was frightening. what w
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